Through the Blinds, as I’m Peeing, I Can See Tina in the Moon

by Peter Davis


The whole way to the
approximate “night hour” is difficult.
I see small bats of light
ricocheting in a box and
signaling some cipher. I need
a U-boat codebreaker.
I need a generalized theory
to brace this shoddy shit.
I am thinking of a number from
1 to 100, though it is
Egyptian, or something, that
doesn’t, like,
make sense to you.
What am I trying to say?
I was getting to that?
I’m fingering a question mark.
I know what the girls from
my middle school felt like.
I mean, I had some knowledge.




Peter DavisPeter Davis writes, draws, and makes music in Muncie, Indiana. He has three books of poetry Hitler’s Mustache, Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! and TINA, which is forthcoming in the spring of 2013. His poems have been in places like Court Green, Stoked, and Everyday Genius. More info at artisnecessary.com



A Letter from the Past

by Peter Davis

It is not good news to get bad news, especially
involving words like “degenerative” and “chronic”
and “analogy.” You have to adjust your ears in such
a situation, so as to loosen the vibrations a bit,
and allow them to trickle toward your innards.
My innards are powerful lonely and my teardrops
contain a little jewel of the past. To imagine
the decisions of childhood matter! That there
was never any house money! O, Tina, I wish
I was a new culprit of dawn! I wish I could dredge
the dregs from this soupy mess. As a kid you have
eyes that you use to imagine and as an adult
you have eyes that you use to reimagine. The
pattern isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough to
remind you of home. And where is a home for
someone from the future? In your bones, idiot!
In the way they hold themselves in your body.




Peter DavisPeter Davis writes, draws, and makes music in Muncie, Indiana. He has three books of poetry Hitler’s Mustache, Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! and TINA, which is forthcoming in the spring of 2013. His poems have been in places like Court Green, Stoked, and Everyday Genius. More info at artisnecessary.com



The Alsoness of Living

by Peter Davis

Other interesting things include certain branches of science and different pastry shops. I also am a fan of zero-calorie, flavored waters that usually come in plastic bottles. Some people really like saunas. The world can be like that. I’ve noticed that some men enjoy wearing gold, silver, or platinum bracelets! It takes time to notice, but as the weather changes during the course of a day, the temperature may vary slightly, or drastically. This type of circumstance can be appreciated for what it is. I enjoy wearing shoes, but some people don’t like them. Once, it occurred to me that eople have various thoughts regarding sex and that one person may personally really enjoy a certain sexual idea that another person may enjoy too, but to a lesser degree. I find the whole event of being a person is a tad bizarre. Just today, returning from an errand in my car, I noticed there were other people out there and that, by and large, they look different from one another! Everywhere I seemed to look, there was a person and that person was different in appearance from the previous person! Wild! Coming into my house I noticed the evidence of animals, perhaps birds or chipmunks. I thought, there are bats hiding in dark places right now. As I understand it, other people have thoughts as well. Even Tina. Some may have seen the evidence of animals too!





Peter DavisPeter Davis writes, draws, and makes music in Muncie, Indiana. He has three books of poetry Hitler’s Mustache, Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! and TINA, which is forthcoming in the spring of 2013. His poems have been in places like Court Green, Stoked, and Everyday Genius. More info at artisnecessary.com